whimsical marten

whimsical marten

Inspiration Because this month is about whimsy, I googled “whimsical animals” and had a good time looking at various styles. I don’t want to put clothes on an animal, but I like the art that plays with colors. This doesn’t answer the “what am I painting”...
Lady’s slipper orchid

Lady’s slipper orchid

Inspiration I thought it was about time to paint a “vegetable,” rather than an “animal.” I spent some time searching “endangered flowers Minnesota.” The Lady’s slipper is the state flower of Minnesota. The source photo I found is...
Tiger

Tiger

Inspiration On one hand, I am NOT confident that I will be able to paint this month (or perhaps ever again), on the other hand, I’m thinking about what I’d like to do this month. It’s “share strengths” month, so I searched for strongest animals. I’m cross-referencing...
Hummingbird nest

Hummingbird nest

Last month, I imagined a nest of connections. This month, I decided to paint a nest. After all, eggs are fragile things and need to be protected. I found this webpage, with a photo of a rufeous hummingbird nest. (Here is a video of a hummingbird building a nest.)...
blue bunnies – on dealing with failure

blue bunnies – on dealing with failure

Inspiration It began with a web search for “animals social connection.” That took me to a web page featuring nine animals that can connect with humans. I liked the idea of painting some rabbits. Rabbits are very sociable animals in general, living in large...